Vajdahunyad Castle

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Built in 1896, Vajdahunyad Castle is a castle that is situated in the City Park of Budapest in Hungary. The castle was built for the millennial exhibition that celebrated 1000 years since the Hungarian Conquest of the Carpathian Basin in 895. The castle which was originally built out of wood and cardboard was designed by architect Ignac Alpar; it incorporated several landmark buildings from the Kingdom of Hungary. With it incorporating different buildings, different architectural styles are now present in the palace that was rebuilt with stone and brick in the early 20th century to increase longevity. It houses the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture, the biggest agricultural museum in Europe.

Getting there

You can get to the castle by heading for City Park. By metro, take the M1 line to ‘City Park’. Alternatively, you can walk to City Park, it is around 15 minutes on foot from the centre of Budapest.

Opening Times and Admission

The castles gates are open at all hours, so you can wander around its courts at any time. The museum inside the castle is open during the day, 10am-5pm.

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